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TCL&P’s Good First Step

Blog Archive | September 3, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

Traverse City Light and Power just took a step toward unleashing a powerful jobs and income machine: It installed a new “net metering” policy, allowing TCL&P’s customers to generate limited amounts of renewable energy and sell it back to the utility....

West Michigan Organizations Spur Good Food Transformation

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Community groups, advocates, schools pitch in to ‘go local’...

West Michigan Businesses, Governments Incorporate Good Food

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Leaders campaign to ‘go local,’ ‘go green,” and protect farmland...

West Michigan Good Food Spotlight:

August 19, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Updates from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Holland...

Good Food Networks Bonding West Michigan

August 11, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

From neighborhoods to boardrooms, local food is building community’s economy...

'Fracking' Mixes Natural Gas, Water, and Money

August 9, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Northern Michigan test hints at deep reserves, potent controversy...

Creating a Community Climate Action Plan

Blog Archive | July 23, 2010 | By Alicia Pettys

There is widespread consensus that real action must be taken now to decrease the impact we are having on our environment and combat climate change. To help guide the actions our community takes, SEEDS is launching a Climate Action Planning Survey....

Food Boosts Kalamazoo's North Side Development

July 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Grocery store anchors new activity, community garden...

TCL&P Hits Renewables Reset Button

July 20, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Biomass rejected, utility seeks public’s ideas for a clean-energy plan...

'Noise, Distraction, Fabrication' Mar Water Rights Debate

July 14, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Experts rebut foes’ claim that ‘public trust’ means ‘state control’...

MSU Extension Grows a Stronger Kalamazoo

July 9, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Staff reconnects food, farming, and community building...

To Be a Star, Hire an Energy Czar

Blog Archive | July 6, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

So far, our answers to Traverse City Light & Power’s questions about our “20-20″ proposal have explained that saving a watt is the same as generating a watt and is much cheaper, so spending on efficiency makes way more sense than spending on new power pla...

Like Many in Lansing, Dillon Still Sees Coal as King

June 28, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

But his gubernatorial campaign claims he’s a clean-energy leader...

Obama, Granholm Teamwork Revives Some State Factories

June 24, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Push for efficient trucks, electric cars make Michigan a clean-car capital...

Study Questions Biomass' Ability to Cut Greenhouse Gases

June 15, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

But sharing plant’s heat makes it better than coal, natural gas...

Moving Beyond Coal, from Kentucky to Michigan

Blog Archive | June 9, 2010 | By Janice Benson

During that time, I was immersed in the glories, the sorrows, and the constant that is coal. ...

Please, Help Us Save the Wild U.P., Now!

Blog Archive | June 2, 2010 | By May Erlewine

I want to tell you about a place called the Yellow Dog Plains, way up north in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its waters are pure and true and they run into the Great Lake, mother Superior....

Rogers City Coal: Malfeasance?

Blog Archive | May 26, 2010 | By Tom Karas

Air permit denied! I had long thought that when I finally read those words I would be filled with happiness and joy. The reality was that I cried. And then I got really angry. ...

Coal Plant Killed, What’s Next for Rogers City?

Blog Archive | May 26, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

Those first and last points won the day with the state, which determined that Wolverine has other, cheaper, cleaner options for obtaining power, and that the plant would increase the cost of its customers’ electricity by close to 60 percent....

Investors to Demand Info on Risks of Consumers' Coal Plans

May 20, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Stockholders' motions question carbon, coal ash costs...

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